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Self-Injury Types

There are many types of self-injury. We have generally seen more mild types of self-injuries at Bill Jacobs LPCC, but the causal dynamics are essentially the same for both mild and severe. Even a mild form of self-injury usually indicates a need to process feelings.

 

Here is a list forming a spectrum from less to more destructive types of self-injury, from an article by Denise Styer in the Prevention Researcher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is an informative piece about self-Injury from the perspective of one who is self-injuring.

 

Wikipedia contains some information about the repetitive nature of most self-injury.

 

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